QLD CODE: Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Preschool and more severe children

Price (incl GST)
Members Single price $88.00
Non-Members Single price $176.00
Students Single price $66.00

  • Registrations close 24 hours before the expiry date
  • All delegates must be registered to participate in training and be eligible to earn PSR points
  • Registrants choosing the Member class will be contacted if they are not financial SPA members with the option to pay the difference for Non Member registration or cancel and receive a refund.
  • Each person must register - single registration cost is for each individual, not per site.
  • SPA Student members can contact SPA to organise registrations at student member rates


  • Expiry Date: 27 July 2020
  • Duration: 90 minutes
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Session Overview:

Children who want to speak but cannot are extremely challenging to speech pathologists. This webinar is designed to equip clinicians who work with children with moderate -severe CAS and children who have concomitant disorders but milder CAS. Clinicians will be provided with information which can help provide both effective treatment and advice to parents with CAS. Using a case study approach clinicians will be guided through decision making before, during and following a block of treatment and the pros and cons of each focus treatment.

What I will learn:

  • Briefly review the definition and differential diagnosis of CAS.
  • Understand how the nature of CAS as a motor programming and planning disorder should lead to treatment decisions.
  • Recognise CAS treatments which are both evidence based and effective.
  • Explore Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing, Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme, use of AAC in CAS and other treatments for severe speech disorder in CAS.
  • Understand the importance of developing speech and language concomitantly in children with CAS.

Who should attend?

  • Registrants must be speech pathologists or final year speech pathology students.
  • This workshop is relevant for speech pathologists with preschool caseloads and those working with older children who have severe CAS.

What do I need to read beforehand?

  • Prior to the event, participants will be provided with a case study to consider. This should take no more than 15 minutes.

CPD Points awarded: 1.5 PSR points


Tricia McCabe (Professor) Tricia McCabe (Professor)
PhD, BAppSci(SpPath)(Hons), MSPA, CPSP
University of Sydney: Head of Discipline & Professor of Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences